Australia Plant Proteins was the first company in Australia to develop and commercialise a plant protein isolate powder. It is at the forefront of innovative plant-based protein solutions and plays a key role in building Australia’s reputation on the global stage in this burgeoning industry.

Don is set to revolutionise the smallgoods market with the launch of its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods.

In looking to develop products that would encourage consumers to eat more vegetables, Perfection Fresh leveraged a major consumer trend and created the Perfection Air Fryer Veggie Kits.

In a bold move to transform the Australian food industry, Openway Food Co was established by seasoned industry veterans with a mission to unite smaller Australian businesses under a single platform.

Founded by two friends with a goal of helping people eat better more often, The Dinner Ladies brand has been defined by a commitment to quality produce, wholesome and delicious meals, and happy customers.

From starting out in a garden shed in 2015, Kommunity Brew has grown into a one-of-a-kind functional beverage company intent on doing things its own way with a focus on impact as well as profit.

Industry disruptor, Compassion Creamery, is shaking up the cheese market with its world’s first Oat Creme Cheese, combining traditional cheesemaking techniques with Australian-grown oats, to create a plant-based alternative to conventional dairy cheese.

A collaboration between OzHarvest Ventures, Kakadu Kitchen and ALTD Spirits, created a groundbreaking beverage designed to redefine the future of the food and beverage industry.

The Hive Awards 2024 has recognised and celebrated some of the country's most innovative food and beverage companies and operators. The awards were presented yesterday at The Everleigh, Sydney, to a room buzzing with excitement and anticipation. 

The inaugural winner of The Golden Hive Award was Kommunity Brew. This beverage company from Western Australia embodies everything The Hive Awards represents and the best traits of food and beverage manufacturing.

In a bid to become a global B2B dairy nutrition provider, dairy co-op Fonterra says it’s looking to divest some or all its global consumer business, including Fonterra Oceania.

While Treasurer Jim Chalmers talked up Australia’s future and cherry-picked emerging industries to allocate funds to, the brewing and distilling industry felt the full brunt of a cold shoulder.

The Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are co-investing on innovation projects in the grains and legumes industry.

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) says its successful recovery of synthetic greenhouse gas refrigerants reflects the HVAC sector's commitment to reducing emissions.

Treasury Wine Estates has bought back 2799 megalitres of high security water entitlements from Duxton Water for $25.2 million after they entered a water licence sale and leaseback agreement last year.

The 2024 Budget had little in the way of new or extended grant programs, but a long overdue review of Australia's R&D ecosystem is welcomed. Increased funds to increase the number of women and people from diverse backgrounds into STEM related fields was also acknowledged as a positive step.